Just when I think things can't possibly get any loopier, they do.
Consider the legislation being proposed in Florida by Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson which would require -- require! -- anyone buying ammunition of any sort to undergo mandatory anger management counseling.
"The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses," notes Fox News. "The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years."
Gibson's logic behind this bill just oozes her genuine concern for everyone's safety. "Gibson said she’s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals." Oh hey, I believe her, don't you?
“It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need,” Gibson said. “It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”
Funny, I would think this passage of this bill would create MORE anger among law-abiding citizens who have concerns about their nation's future and feel more secure with some extra ammo stashed away. But to people like Sen. Gibson, safe means no weapons, ammo, or other means of personal defense.
Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, a nonprofit group championing the right to bear arms, says it better. "When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke. They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.”
Yeah, real Constitutional, Senator Gibson.
Thankfully it has very little chance of passing into law. But the notion that a lawmaker even proposed this kind of nonsense to begin with speaks volumes about the attitude of our elected officials on the wonders of gun control, despite all evidence to the contrary. Just look at Chicago if you want a laboratory example of removing firearms and ammunition away from law-abiding people.